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  1. leharris22's Avatar
    Hey, all. I was wondering if you could tell me if my 13 inch aluminium MacBook would be able to support the new Mountain Lion OS, or whether I would need a new MacBook.

    13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008

    2GHz Intel Core Duo.
    2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    Lion OS

    04-21-2012 04:53 PM
  2. CG68's Avatar
    Looks like you should be ok based upon this:

    Macs that will support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

    As usual, the newer the Mac the better:

    MacBook Pro 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ from late 2007 and newer, 17″ from late 2007 and newer
    MacBook Air late 2008 and newer
    iMac models from mid 2007 and newer
    MacBook 13″ aluminum from 2008, 13″ from 2009 and newer
    Mac Mini early 2009 and newer
    Mac Pro early 2008 models and newer
    XServe early 2009 models and newer

    Macs that are NOT expected to support OS X Mountain Lion

    Older Macs and those with weaker GPUs will likely be left behind:

    Anything with an Intel GMA 950 or x3100 integrated graphics card
    Anything with an ATI Radeon X1600
    MacBook models released prior to 2008
    Mac Mini released prior to 2007
    iMac models released prior to 2007
    Original MacBook Air

    Here's a link to Mountain Lion System requirements:

    OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion System Requirements
    Last edited by CG68; 04-21-2012 at 09:11 PM. Reason: added quote
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    04-21-2012 08:53 PM
  3. leharris22's Avatar
    I'm really hoping so. I'm trying to reduce my media so things run more smoothly so I can put off buying a new one.
    04-22-2012 08:44 AM
  4. FendrGuitPlayr's Avatar
    You should have no problems running it on that.One of the Apple Genius folks even said that my
    late '08 White Macbook would run it. I'd add another 2GB of ram though.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by FendrGuitPlayr; 04-23-2012 at 11:56 AM.
    04-23-2012 11:54 AM